Common mistake This is has (has/is)

This is a Common Mistake: Using "Has" Instead of "Is"

One common mistake that many people make in English grammar is using the word "has" when they actually mean to use the word "is." While these two words may seem similar, they have different functions and should be used correctly to convey meaning accurately.

What is the Difference Between "Has" and "Is"?

First, let's clarify the difference between "has" and "is." "Has" is the third person singular form of the verb "have," which is used to show possession or ownership. On the other hand, "is" is the third person singular form of the verb "be," which is used to indicate a state of being or to connect the subject of a sentence with its complement.


  • Incorrect: This is has been a challenging day.
  • Correct: This is a challenging day.

How to Correctly Use "Is":

When you want to indicate the state or condition of something, you should use the word "is." This will help you convey the intended meaning accurately.


  • Incorrect: She has very happy today.
  • Correct: She is very happy today.

Using Linguix Grammar Checker for Assistance:

If you struggle with differentiating between "has" and "is" or want to improve your overall English grammar skills, you can use the Linguix Grammar Checker. This tool will help you identify any errors in your writing and provide suggestions for improvement. It is a helpful resource for English learners and native speakers alike.

This is has (has/is) mistake examples

  • Incorrect:
    This is have been awful!

    This is|have been awful!

  • Incorrect:
    This is can be awful!

    This is|can be awful!

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